Los Angeles concert-goers will forget all about June Gloom once they see the brilliant array of eclectic shows to choose from this month. From a British invasion featuring cooler-than-thou artists such as Birdy, Beth Orton, Eagulls, and Rationale to hometown heroes and newbies such as Death Valley Girls, Veronica Bianqui, Adult Books, and Banta celebrating their record release parties, June is already off to a strong start. Spicing things up with a little international flavor are Brazilian songstress CÉU and Australian musical wonders Matt Corby and The Temper Trap, to name a few. Ace hip-hop shows include the witty lyricism and thumping beats of Anderson .Paak, The Roots, The Pharcyde and Del The Funky Homosapien. You can even revel in the sonic glory of iconic musicians such as Toots and The Maytals, Lee Scratch Perry and Bob Dylan who will be taking their deserved places in the spotlight. We’re betting you won’t be able to choose just one concert to attend, so go ahead and let us help you pick several!
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June 1 — Yeasayer at Fonda Theatre
As Grimy Goods writer Steven Ward points out in his review of Yeasayer’s new album Amen And Goodbye, the band abandon synth-pop for the psychedelic gospel, and we’re pretty damn sure you’re going to trip hard on the new tunes! Fully immerse yourself in their breathlessly majestic sounds when they headline the Fonda Theatre. Supporting act is dream pop/soul duo Young Magic.
June 1 & 2 — At the Drive-In with Le Butcherettes at Hollywood Palladium
Post-hardcore heroes At The Drive-In are ready to let it rip with a hard-hitting, rowdy and breathtaking performance headed straight for the Hollywood Palladium this month. The musical fury will begin the moment supporting act and Grimy Goods favorite Le Butcherettes storm the stage.
June 2 — VÉRITÉ at The Echo
Singer-songwriter Vérité is a self-made, self-funded superstar who has gone from working as a waitress at Applebee’s to making passionate alt-pop music that has garnered acclaim from the likes of Buzzfeed, SPIN and Billboard. She has also performed at big festivals such as Lollapalooza and Firefly. Listen up to her latest release Living EP. Opening acts are Lostboycrow and Ofelia K.
June 2 — Space / Age featuring Joel Jerome at The Hi Hat
Space / Age is a new monthly music series, presented by Moon Block (creators of Desert Daze) and Space Agency, that will be turning Highland Park music haunt The Hi Hat into an otherwordly concert space every first Thursday of the month. The premiere night features local, underground psych master and music mentor Joel Jerome at the helm. Supporting acts are The Shivas and DJ Harrison Roberts.
June 2 — RATIONALE at Bootleg Theater
Soulful East London producer/singer-songwriter Rationale is bringing his genre-bending sounds to Los Angeles with a highly anticipated show date at Bootleg Theater. Be of the first to experience his mesmerizing tunes, such as “Fast Lane,” “Fuel to the Fire” and his latest release “Something For Nothing.” Opening act is dreamy, future boogie outfit Cannons.
June 3 — Baroness with Youth Code at Fonda Theatre
Progressive alt-metal group Baroness suffered a gnarly bus crash back in 2012 but have since recovered and come out on top. In 2015 they released their badass, fourth studio album Purple, which features fiery, heavy tracks such as “Shock Me” and “Chlorine & Wine.” Joining them for an onslaught of musical mayhem is up-and-coming Los Angeles EBM duo Youth Code.
June 3 — Kevin Morby at Bootleg Theater
Singer-songwriter Kevin Morby brought the chill vibes and gave us all the feels with a memorable folk rock set at last year’s FYF Fest. We were also impressed with his fun new video for the song “Dorothy,” off his new album Singing Saw, which dropped mid-April via Dead Oceans. Jaye Bartell supports.
June 3 — Health with Yacht at First Fridays at Natural History Museum
Jam out under the stars to mind-melting experimental noise-rock and electronic sounds of Health and co-headliners Yacht at First Fridays at Natural History Museum. This engaging night of music and science also features a performance by Kauf, DJ sets by KCRW’s Aaron Byrd, a Zombie brain research discussion dubbed “Mostly Dead Is Slightly Alive” and a “Stranger Than Fiction!” tour which taps into the museum’s behind-the-scenes artifacts and collections. Nerd out!
June 4 — Banta at Resident
Classic rock inspired indie band Banta, led by singer-songwriter Sharaya Mikael, are excited to celebrate the unleash their debut album Dark Charms, with a record release show at Resident in DTLA. Hear what they’re all about and support local music by picking up a copy of the album in person! Avid Dancer and The Gloomies support.
June 4 — Broncho at Teragram Ballroom
Luckily Oklahoma rockers Broncho haven’t waited too long to share new music with anxious fans. Their third studio album Double Vanity (Dine Alone Records) drops June 10th, a highly anticipated follow up to 2014’s Just Enough Hip to Be Woman. Hear first single “Fantasy Boys” and more live! Opening acts are marvelous shoegaze outfit Winter and art punks Billy Changer.